PDF417 is an app for scanning several types of barcodes and QR codes. It supports a variety of use-cases, such as boarding passes, payment slips & m-wallets, retail tags, concert tickets, SIM cards, and other.
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Barcode types: PDF417 (2D barcode), QR code, Code 39, Code 128
Flexibility: easy-to-integrate API
Speed: 100-900 ms, depending on device and barcode size
Charset: unicode
Works in poor light conditions and at an angle
Works with low quality and low resolution mobile cameras

PDF417 is designed as an SDK (software development kit) from Microblink Ltd., a research and development company specialized in developing SDKs for real-time text recognition in mobile apps. Our proprietary mobile text recognition (OCR) technology has wide usage, from scanning passports, driver’s licenses to receipts, TOP-UP, payment slips, boarding passes, and other.

If you like PDF417, check out the SDK documentation on GitHub and try it for free. More information on our website.

What’s New

Version 5.2.0

- Inverse scanning is now turned on by default.

- Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

CyberGuard ,

Highly recommended

I was looking for an app that is able to read PDF417 barcodes. My HOA is considering scanning drivers licenses for all visitors and rather than looking at the clear text info on the front of the card reading the barcode on the back has more and better information. The developer of this app offers the SDK so that it can be implemented in custom applications. Exactly what I am looking for.
This app is great, the scanner is fast and works even in not so bright light.
The reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is that when I enable all available barcode formats the scanner doesn’t read the PDF417 anymore

SteveStearns ,

Fast and Efficient

PDF 417 is the best app I have used for scanning barcodes in various lighting conditions and situations. The latest version has evolved into an ever better faster app with a streamlined UI. The previous version had deep linking, so you could call the app and return the results from other apps (i.e., FileMaker Go) but that feature was removed. If that feature was returned to the app, I would’ve given it five stars, because it would be a bigger time saving for me for my needs.

davepend ,

Works great

Works great. Scans pdf417 barcodes *instantly*. In fact, it works so well that I was able to, without effort, scan the barcode from the boarding pass photo featured in the screen shots on your iTunes page—complete with the information that you blurred out from the human-readable text. You may want to check into that if it’s truly something that needs to be redacted. ;-)


Microblink Ltd
14.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Microblink Ltd.


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